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I want to write a story, set in France, about a well-to-do woman who becomes a nun just as the First World War breaks. She and the other sisters run a hospital, taking care of wounded soldiers, and there she falls in love with an American. 581 more words


ernie meets bufflos

When I found out I would get to go with my husband to a conference in Jackson Hole, I quickly made a list of goals for the trip. 271 more words


Forever Originating

If you don’t read Texts From Superheroes, you should – they’re hilarious. Nothing quite like reading Thor trying to text Tony Stark about Halloween. Anyway, their most recent gem is this one: 875 more words

Critiques, Theories, And Random Thoughts

Surface Tension Origin Story

A long time ago in a city not so far away from where I am now, I was a huge X-Files fan. Huge. I remember working at the lamented Borders, assembling newspapers on Saturday mornings with my friend who was also a huge fan and discussing the previous night’s episode. 120 more words

Surface Tension

The Ocean at the End of the Lane Discussion Journal

At the end of our discussion of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, we all laughed as one member asked if we ever thought an author was just pulling random ideas and images out of the air. 497 more words

Get Aspirational

At last month’s Rainforest Alliance gala reception I spoke briefly with Rainforest President Tensie Whelan for a few articles for Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. This is her response to my question of “how can behind-the-scenes intermediaries, as well as consumer facing brands, can help close the disparaging differential gap between the available volumes of certified green coffee and the volumes sold as such?” 587 more words


Lollipop's Story

Hello and welcome to the Funky Lollipop blog! I am one of the two founders of The Funky Lollipop brand. My real world name is Megan Irwin Harlan, but around here I go by Lollipop because I’m sweet, just a little twisted, and grew up obsessed with Shirley Temple and loved the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop”. 795 more words

Origin Stories